What is an Exclusive Listing and do I want one?

When I am meeting new Seller clients, this is one of the most frequent questions I am asked. One of the basic rules of real estate is that the more interest that can be generated in your property, the more value you are likely to receive for your property, and the more timely the sale. So it would make sense, no matter what the value of your property, to expose it...
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How should your Realtor® make you feel?

How should your Realtor® make you feel? Some would say that buying and selling of residential properties is just a transaction, like buying a car, for example. But assisting someone in the sale or purchase of HOME is much more than a transaction. There are many factors to consider when you choose a Realtor® to represent you – just google ‘how to choose a Realtor®’. But in the end,...
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Who came up with that List Price?

As Realtors, we are so often asked “Where did that price come from?” or “Who set that list price?” Most people have a pretty instant opinion about whether, from their point of view, a list price is higher than they expected it to be, or is lower than they had hoped (if they are soon planning to sell a property that is similar). This is an excellent question. Pricing,...
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To paint or not to paint?

We are often asked by our selling clients, ‘what do I need to do to get my home ready before I put it up for sale, to make sure I get the best possible price?’ Sellers ask this with a bit of fear and trepidation we are sure, because as much as they want to get top dollar, they are uncertain of the time and money they will need...
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Thinking About ‘Moving Up’? Get Help from a REALTOR®.

So you already own a property, but you are thinking of ‘moving up’ by selling your house and buying another house.  You may have merged households or added to your family, you are feeling like you need more space, or you find yourself drawn to a different neighbourhood.  Buying and selling at the same time can be challenging – lots to think about, but can be done with a...
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